Friday, August 27, 2010

Faking It

-Catchy title?! But it’s not this type of faking it.
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Last week, Kristen of Making a House a Home made this statement about a glass of wine in one of the pictures in this post.

“...Being pregnant, having a glass of wine with dinner is one of the things I miss most.”

It got me thinking about when I was pregnant.  I love my cocktails, I can relate.  My last two babies were 15 months apart, which means, between pregnancies and breastfeeding; cocktails were nonexistent for me for about two years.  Yikes!  Yes, there might have been a glass of red wine once or twice but I couldn’t have my bloodies or martinis.  So I would “fake it”.  I’d take a martini glass, pour club soda or bloody mary mix, and adorned it with a toothpick of olives.  I wouldn’t get the happy buzz but for some weird reason, it made me miss my cocktails less.

This week I had pull out another "faking it" trick to get me by.  The first week of school has been tough for the Sun Kissed family.  It takes us a little bit to get back to the routine of having a routine.  This is what I use when I’m too tired to function.

I’m the type of chick that leaves the house without make up and a quick fingers-thru-the-hair.  Not totally happy about that, but doesn’t bother me enough to change it.  So this is my mental pick-me-up.  Something as simple as blow drying my hair and putting on make up (I’m not talking about enough caked-on make up to relive the 80’s or anything, just enough to look alive) some times motivates me to get some running around done or, I don’t know, bathe/feed the kids. 

It might sound silly but it works for me to go around looking like this.

When I’m really feeling like this.

What “fake outs” do you do to get by?  I


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AJ said...

Like your story with the pictures. You look
great! Fortunately my boys are old enough to go
to school by themselves so I don't have to
rush anymore in de mornings.
(The dog is a Maltese.)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

you look gorgeous!!! i am pretty much the same as you- out of the house with a bobby pin in my hair to get it out of my face, no make-up... it's just too easy tha way!

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

So funny you would post about this! Since I lost my job a year and a half ago, I have slowly started running out with no makeup and sloppy clothes. I was never the neat as a pin person before but I usually had makeup on and decent clothes! Then I realized that I feel better about myself if I just "clean up"!! I actually bought some cotton sundresses at the Goodwill store for cheap and started wearing them with just a little makeup. What a difference! My husband makes so many comments about how nice I look that I realized how bad I was getting!! I do feel better. Sorry for rambling!

Teachinfourth said...

I usually just use gel in my hair and go for the 'messed up' look. I also don't wear makeup…I totally can get by with that.

Mumsy said...

Lipstick and eye liner are all I'm using. I think this is how "normal" people look: real and un-made-up..You look great!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You don't need much to look like a million bucks!

abby said...

In your first photo you looks so pretty as always, the second one soooo funny.... LOL

Kristen Andrews said...

let's just say I wear a lot of pony tails

Jenny Esterbrook Photography said...

Love this post! I went through a really frumpy stage when my baby was brand new and I'm just now feeling like I'm finally in the groove of getting back to my old self and actually taking some time for me-it totally makes me feel better and more motivated to take on the day.
p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog, I've never done any online lessons, that was very kind of you to think that I am capable of that....I still have so much to learn!

Angela said...

You look fantastic! I'm going to have to write down what you use and get some for myself! I do use that lash blast mascara and LOVE it!!
Great photos!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Ugh, school workshops start next week, so I will be FAKING IT! soon too! I am already dreading the early mornings!